WellRigged.com is devoted to discussing the longest lasting products on earth. However, there are many things that last too long.
BTW: I’m sure I’ve missed a ton. What else lasts too long? Leave a comment.
Supreme Court Justices
A Supreme Court Justice can remain in office as long as they wish unless they are impeached. So, basically forever in political terms.
Whether you lean left or right, it really doesn’t matter..we all circle like vultures waiting for one of these poor people to die already so we can put someone in their place that supports our political/moral viewpoints.
It’s kind of sick really…but true.
The more kids you have the bigger this problem is. Sure a chocolate once in a while is great, but Halloween and Easter bring in way too much junk food that stay in the cupboards for far too long.
McDonalds Happy Meal t
McDonald’s happy meal toys are practically indestructible no matter how many times you step on them in the middle of the night.
I blame all the “helicopter” moms who’ve sued Mcdonalds because their precious Johny knawed the ear off a toy elf and had to have his stomach pumped.
These toys are seriously over-built and definitely one of those things that last too long.
Get behind me Satan!
Oh, they’re so cute when they are kittens, but beware! BEWARE!
The devil incarnate dwells randomly in the souls of some cats and it’s a crap-shoot to know which cat will grow up to menace you for years.
The worst thing is that these kind of cats seem to live way longer than normal cats. One evil cat can terrorize your household for over 20 years!
My in-laws had a yellow-eyed devil-cat like
I shed no tears when it finally kicked the bucket.
You know when the Dentist is scraping and digging around your gums just between your front teeth?
You keep wishing it’ll be
Then there’s the itchy nose. Many,(myself included) get an insanely itchy nose when at the dentist. I guess it’s the vibrations of all that drilling and scraping or something..*shudder.
Finally, there is the
Sigh* Dentist visits never seem to end.
Talk about juggernaughts..these microwaves were built like safes and lasted just about as long. You know the ones with the turn dial timers? Yup, these things last too long.
Mercifully our old dinosaur finally gave up the ghost in the mid-2000’s.
During my college years we had a similar one in the dorm lounge that we affectionatly called “little chernobyl.” It had the ability to run with the door wide open.
I’m glad those days are over.
1980-90’s Clock Radios
It goes something like this…EHHRN EHHRN EHHRN EHHRN!!
That grating sound is familiar to millions of us who survived the 80’s and 90’s.
The worst part was trying shut the stupid things off. My groggy fingers could never quite find the slider button that just so happened to also operate the radio.
9/10 times you’ll wind up accidentally turning the radio on full blast.
You can still find these things in thrift stores blinking their stupid 12:00 in red.
Still, I can’t bring myself to throw out the one in our guest room. I want to…but I know its wrong and wasteful.
Old-school Power Drills
Their heavy, clunky, have no torque
These things will survive
Costco sized Sauerkraut
It doesn’t have to be Sauerkraut, Costco’s huge pickled-egg jars are another one of those things that last too long.
That’s the thing about Costco, sometimes you’re just not thinking when you pick up the ginormous package of lentils and then you’re stuck in lentil prison for months (dare I say years!)
Perhaps the biggest curse is that things like this take up a huge amount
Slow Internet Connections
This is a #middleclassproblem. In the 90’s I remember using up all of my parents monthly dial-up internet time to download a 12mb video game called Destruction Derby
Did you hear me? 12mb…6 hours! Those were the days when download speed were measuered in “bauds” ..whatever that was.
These days people freak out if they see a spinny
Who knew we could become such impatient divas?
News Coverage of Elections
You know there is no real news when the tv networks spend 2 hours every night conjecturing and volleying wild and useless debates about who will be the next president.
It kills me that just after a new president is elected the media starts talking about the next election again! Seriously?
It’s like an endless Ground Hog day.
I love my kids. I don’t love school recitals. About 10 minutes into the performance my butt has already gone to sleep on the hard plastic chairs.
About 15 minutes into it I look around and see other Dad’s
At least If you have a restless infant atyou have an excuse to step out and walk up and down the empty school halls. That’s an excuse I no longer have.
Traffic Jams Caused by Gawkers
It’s a divided highway and that accident isn’t even in our side! What the heck is going on?
Traffic has a memory. Like the ripples that outlast a rock thrown into a pond, if one rubber-necker slows down to “check something out” he causes a cascading effect which we all have to pay for long after the fact.
So much time is wasted in useless traffic jams because of these inconsiderate motorists. Yep, its a pet-peeve.
There’s nothing like being herded like bovines and barked at by the occasional over-zealous young TSA agent on a power-trip.
We all do the “pick up and shuffle” about 357 times before we finally get to the
TSA or DMV. Pick your poison. At least at the
On the other hand, the clerks are in even less of a hurry to serve you. I’d bring a book but I’m scared that after two hours I wouldn’t hear my ticket being called.
Old Macbook Laptops
I finally upgraded from my 10 year old Mac Pro even though it was still working. Technology waits for no man let alone computers and in order to stay compatible I had no choice.
Hats off to Apple for making truly durable notebook computers. I used to replace my PC laptops every 3-4 years.
Old Fax Machines And Printers
Sure they work…but who uses serial ports anymore? No one likes the grating noise of dot matrix printers either.
So many printers and fax machine doggedly refuse to die when all you want is to print via wifi instead of physically plugging in.
It feels like a sin to throw away working equipment, but who the heck wants them? Why won’t they just die?
Flip Phones used to be
I’ll bet if you pulled one out and charged it up it would work just fine. At least Grandma might appreciate it as a hand-me-down.
I’ll lay bets that you’ve got a perfectly good router sitting on a shelf somewhere gathering dust.
Is it just my good luck or do routers just never die?
Never in 20 years have I had to replace a router…that leads to quite a collection of perfectly good routers whenever you change internet providers.
In the days before powerpoint Overhead projectors dominated classrooms and board rooms. No one could have fathomed the pandora’s box that was opened.
These are just one of those things that last too long.
The only way you could not feel guilty about throwing a piece of kit like this into dumpster was if the bulb blew.
Sure, you could replace the bulb…but nahhh.
Huge CRT TVs
They weigh like 3000 pounds, and will never die…never! It’s so painful.
Today was garbage day and what did I see at the end of some dude driveway? A massive dinosaur of a CRT Sony TV.
Folks who can’t physically move them can’t even give them away on craigslist.
My parents had one of these monstrosities.
When we bought them a new 4K smart TV it took two of us and a heavy duty fridge cart to get the old behemoth down the stairs and out the door.
It still worked fine.
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